Pisa: a day trip on the symbol tower of Italy
Pisa is an important Italian city, provincial capital and archbishop’s seat, this magnificent city lies on the bank of the Arno River. Today it represents an important industrial center and in the province are to be remembered Larderello famous for the snow bushes and Volterra archaeological center and the processing of the abbey and in addition to these other tourist attractions.
The Pisan coast is a holiday destination and holiday resort, equipped to accommodate many tourists. The fortune of this city is depicted by its happy geographical position at the center of a network of sea and river routes, and a rich countryside of a wide range of agricultural products: timber, stone construction material, and to favor the installation of important manufacturing facilities.
The climate in Pisa is sweet and being a Mediterranean city the temperatures are quite moderate. An important naval base at the time of Rome, Pisa has its birth as a city to the Roman people who knew how to take advantage of its strategic position as a port. Indeed, Pisa stood on the sea, at the confluence between Arno and Serchio, in the present northern part of the city. It had its greatest splendor from the 11th to 13th centuries, an important cultural center both in the past and in the present, with the university founded in 1343 and the famous Normale Superiore Scuola.
After the annexation to the Kingdom of Italy and the construction of the railway, the city had a considerable urban development, strengthened by the emergence of new industries and the strengthening of the prestigious university center. The Pisa economy is linked to some glass and metal-mechanical manufacturing industries, pharmaceuticals, industrial ceramics and packaging. Significant economic importance also have trade and certainly tourism.
Ideal for lovers of good food, there are also many delicacies related to local tradition to products linked to the sea due to its proximity to the mountains and the countryside. Families are dishes related to poor tradition such as beans, boiled spider fish and cod. Typical sweet is the Cake Soup cake made in May at the traditional festivals is the most typical product of the whole city.